103-Year-Old Mumbai Woman Gets Her Hip Replaced
Ganga suffered a hip fracture on January 5 after falling from the bed. Her grandson Kirti, 60, said it was the seventh time she had fallen since July 2016.
She was hospitalised — the family claims for the first time in her life and doctors took the decision to go ahead with surgery because all her health parameters were normal.
“Before July 2016, she didn’t need help to walk or do her daily activities. She even washed her own clothes and utensils. But after the last fall, she became immobile. It was too painful for her to even sleep,” said Kirti.
The family decided to take her to a hospital, but Ganga was adamant she did not need to go. “She hated going to a hospital because she has never been hospitalised. Even our family physician suggested against it,” Kriti said.